• Welcome to Pickleball!   
     Nancy  Pickleball Guy  Mary Jane

    Watch Rec & Ed's instructor Ron Callison explain Pickleball in this video! http://youtu.be/8DNEeLsmcRY
    Try out the fastest-growing sport around! Pickleball!
    Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, Pickleball is a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. The Rec&Ed program is for adults, ages 16 and older.
    Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States.
    It is played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. 
    Pickleball is popular with all age groups and easy to learn.
    Beginners Welcome – *Fridays are designated for all levels of play, including novice. Instruction on how to play, strategy, and score keeping is available at the gym.  
    Rec & Ed has pickleball paddles & balls to use at the gym, if you do not have your own.
    Players do NOT need to have their own partner.
    New players can be taught the game by the Pickleball Supervisor.
    Courts are available for both novice and experienced Pickleball players.
    We play during the school year only, September through May.


    Drop-in: Monday (Competitive) and Friday (Recreational) evenings 
    Time:   6-8 PM

    Location: Scarlett Middle School gym, 3300 Lorraine, Ann Arbor. 

    NOTE: Pickleball is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 AAPS school shutdown. Please check back for more details later.

    LEVELS: Please note 
    Monday Drop-In is designated for "Competitive / Advanced" play.
    Friday Drop-In welcomes all levels and is designated for Social or "Recreational" play.


    Scarlett Middle School located at 3300 Lorraine Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108. [Directions]
    Park on the east side of the school by the loading dock. Gym is just inside the door, on your left.


    10-session Punch Card:
    Only $40  for 10 drop-ins ($4 per session)
    Can be used for any 10 sesssions and purchased at any time during the season
    How to Purchase the Punch Card:
    In advance online at www.aareced.com. Punch Cards purchased online or at the gym will be mailed to the participant.
    At the Rec&Ed office, 1515 S.7th Street, Ann Arbor, 48103 [directions to office] with credit card, check or cash during business hours (8AM to 4:30PM)
    At the Scarlett Gym with cash or check made out to AAPS.
    Per Session Drop-In: 
    $5 at the door (please bring exact change)
    $4 with online payment. Pay online & save 20%!  Go to Pickleball Online Registration  (register online and save $1!. Just bring a copy of your receipt to the gym.)
    To register for a Monday Drop-in online, use ID #5666. For Fridays, ID #5667. Then select the exact date you wish to register for. Note that there are 3 pages of Pickleball options.
    Registration / payment online is recommended but not required at www.aareced.com. Select online registration, then activities, and search for Pickelball.

    STAFF   Instructor: Ron Callison, Gold medalist in Men's Doubles Pickleball at the 2009 Michigan Senior Olympics.


    Questions? Contact Karen Draves, draves@a2schools.org or 734-994-2300 x 53254

    I love the game--so many things about it. It's fun and different. I'm not usually a team sports player--I'd rather exercise without anyone depending on me. Pickleball is different, partly because of the more relaxed atmosphere. I like playing with a variety of people. It's good exercise, and not too stressful on my joints. I've seen a lot of improvement in my game, yet I can improve at my own pace. It gets me out and moving around in a fun way, and especially in the  COLD months, that's very valuable. And it's even inexpensive. And the people are around my age--so I don't have to try to keep up with 20 year olds. Mostly, it's fun!
                          -Happy Pickleball Player